My shop didn't get AvX: Consequencs #2 in and I opted to pass on Nightwing (since I'm considering dropping it), so I ended up getting two less issues than expected. Here'swhat I did get: Uncanny X-Men #20 - Gillen wraps up his run on the title and I personally get the impression that this was a rushed conclusion and that he planned for more. He follows three stories, two of which felt abruptly concluded. The first is Danger and her being controled by Unit. She comes back, frees all of the prisoners, and Unit frees her out of some sympathy. I was really interested in the Unit plot but this was a let down of an ending to it. The next plot, which began under Fraction's final arc, was Colossus/Juggernaut's story is resolved. Hinted at last issue, Magik returns, which he doesn't like very much right now knowing that she always intended him to become Juggernaut in her place, and she very quickly severs him from he Juggernaut and claims she could have done that at any time. She arranged it all to prove to him that he shouldn't sacrefice himself for someone as tainted as her. Very anti-climactic. THe last story is about Cyclops and a visit to is cell by none other than Sinister (who apparenly killed and replaced Kate Kildare a while ago). The gist is that Sinister rubs a few things in, shows he's still alive, and then challenges Scott to eventually break out and stop him. The issue there is that the plot is now dangling since Gillen is leaving the book. So all in all it was an alright issue but a bit of a rushed let down. That's not Gillen's fault, but it is what it is. Pecheco's pencils were nice though. Avengers 31 - The beginning of the end for Bendis' epic New Avengers run. This issue was good, though I've never cared for Gaydos' art. I wish Deodato could have finished up the series but oh well. The gist is that Bendis is tying up the plot from the first arc of this volume of the title with the death of Jericho Drumm and his brother's vow to get revenge. Not much happens here save that Luke and Jessica are working toward moving beyond the Avengers and are trying to sell the mansion (He paid $1 for it. Iron Fist offers $5 at a 400% profit and Spidey is currently in the lead with $13). The Avengers are dealing with this and debating on what their future is going to be without Luke. Oh, and there's hijinx regarding a possessed Victoria Hand. All in all it was good. I'll be sad to see this title end (as its replacement isn't anything connected to what it's been for the past decade). So far we know that Mockingbird ends up in Secret Avengers and Dr. Strange will be found in the Illuminati-driven New Avengers. Thing's back with the FF. Spidey and Wolverine will be around in various titles (Spidey a bit less certian). That leaves Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke, and Jessica as the uncertain characters regarding the Avengers. I'm hoping for a new book staring them, or at least Luke, Jessica, and Danny (and Squirrel Girl!). We'll see how it goes. Only three more issues. That'll be a sad day in November when I pick up that issue. I've loved this run Batwoman 13 - Uh Oh. I loved the first arc and the second arc sucked horribly due to how the story was laid out. I was about to drop it when issue 12 came out and I loved it, and issue 0 was phenominal. This issue bored me to tears. It litterally put me to sleep and I had to finish it later. This title is so up a down for me that, in a time when I'm looking for books to cut, I'm not sure if I should continue it or not. I think I'm just bored with this Medusa plot and I've never been a fan of Wonder Woman so that's just hurting it a bit more. I'm not dropping it yet but I'm hoping this issue was just a lull. We'll see. It had good moments here and there though, so it wasn't that bad. Justice League 13 - This has been another book that's on the drop bubble for me but I sat down and read the whole series through this week and I decided to keep going for now. Fortunately, I really enjoyed this issue. I like the connection between Wonder Woman and Cheetah. I also felt that, for the first time really, Johns began showing personal growth in the team, dealing with Wonder Woman's trust issues. I liked it and I'll continue with the book for the time being. And I really liked Daniels' art on this book. I wish he were on it more regularly. Best and Worst of the Week Best: Justice League - It was a good issue with good character moments, which is something that I've been wanting since issue 1. I actually enjoyed Wonder Woman in this series, unlike in Batwoman. Worst: Batwoman - Yeah, that two page spread made me feel like I was reading a prose novel. I fell asleep during that part and had to go back and reskim the issue to try it again. It was too much work and not enough enjoyment. And having half the issue be Wonder Woman's internal dialogue just didn't do it for me.